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To ensure a steady income, many workers look for new jobs while they are still employed. However, do they feel guilty if they’re doing it while at work?
key findings from the study
- Three in five have searched for new career opportunities or spoken with a recruiter during working hours. Out of which, 49% don’t feel any pang of guilt for doing so.
- 46% even searched for jobs on their office computers, displaying a level of composure.
- 35% of respondents had taken a call from a recruiter while they are still at work.
why don’t they feel guilty?
When employees are set on resigning, they tend to demonstrate lower levels of loyalty and engagement. There are tell-tale signs of disengaged employees, such as poorer productivity and absence from corporate social events. It is challenging for employers to re-engage this group of employees as well.
If companies want to have a highly-committed workforce, they need to engage employees right from the start and stay the course. People think about resignation because of several push factors, such as a low salary, poor leadership or toxic company culture.
when is the best time to hire good talent?
35% of respondents had taken a call from a recruiter during working hours. One in five had even taken time off to attend interviews during working hours (outside of their lunch time). 21% of respondents had attended job interviews during lunch time.
Candidates usually do not have to prepare too much for a phone interview as only simple questions will be asked, such as gauging their interest for the role, and their current job scope and responsibility. This is a common process as most employers and recruiters will want to pre-qualify a candidate’s eligibility before shortlisting them for an official face-to-face interview.